In reviewing Adam McKay's HBO drama about a wealthy dysfunctional global-media family, Willa Paskin called it "very watchable but totally missable" and "a show we don’t really need at all." But with the season finale approaching, Paskin has had a change of heart, writing: "Succession is a hilarious dissection of the hellaciousness of being stuck in a sitcom plot from which you cannot extract yourself, tied in perpetuity to blood relatives by the bonds of cash. It is electric, funny, fun, and occasionally, tragic. The season finale of the series airs this weekend. You should be watching it."